from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An official of a bureaucracy.
- n. An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An official who is part of a bureaucracy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An official of a bureau; esp. an official confirmed in a narrow and arbitrary routine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An advocate or supporter of bureaucracy; also, a member of a bureaucracy. Also called bureaucratist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an official of a bureaucracy
And the irony of that is, the day before -- the Pentagon spokesman said that one reason Secretary Gates wanted the president to get all these individual opinions was to avoid what he called bureaucrat massaging.
If you think our red tape is formidable, remember Morocco is heavily influenced by the French, who invented the word bureaucrat.
(an official): The term bureaucrat, while often used in a professional and respectful manner, is oftentimes disdained by those who work in organizations, especially governmental organizations.
Why anyone would believe that some faceless bureaucrat is preferable to any other solution is utterly amazing.
The only good bureaucrat is an unemployed bureaucrat.
Thats funny Peetrick, Palin [bureaucrat], as goobernor, got medical care at the expense of the taxpayer, might even still do, and I she wouldnt drop her coverage even if they did create death panels [which was just Bachmann babbling]
The terrible fate of the missing bureaucrat is soon revealedleaving all of Italy in shock.
Whether this UN bureaucrat is re-elected as Secretary General should take a back seat to real human rights and real religious freedom.
The devious bureaucrat is prepared to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.
Just as a po-faced bureaucrat from the Chinese delegation was making an extremely dull speech to suit the dull ceremony a protestor - who I now read was from the media rights organisation Reporters Sans Frontieres - jumped out from behind the envoy and unfurled a banner.